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Magic res: crafting safety shields

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by Black Lotus, Nov 10, 2013. | Replies: 15 | Views: 1675

  1. Black Lotus

    Black Lotus IncGamers Member

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    Hello!

    +% magic resistance is only found on crafted shield. So, are they used ANYWHERE in pvm or pvp? And if yes, have you seen examples, any screenshots? I am googling for pics now.

    The reason why I ask, is that because I am going to do massive crafting in next ladder. Maybe I can get a useful one or two off few thousands crafts. Thus, the next question is "what mods are nice for good anti-magic shield"?

    update: I've just realized it can spawn with 2 sockets. With 2 Mal runes, this is potentially %10 mdr, 14 (mals) + 2 (recipe) + 3 (of guarding) = 19 mdr.

    The chance would be 0.2447812 % (base).
    1/2 mechanic (need 2 sockets)
    1/6 recipe (need 10% res)
    1/2 recipe (need 2mdr)
    = 0,01% or ~10000 crafts to get 10% +19mdr...
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    I'm guessing, specifically for the anti magic potential: no.

    Even with all the perfect anti magic mods (resistance, absorb, damage reduction)
    you'll only eliminate (at best) around 300ish damage from high damage sources.

    I'm not sure about PvM damage outputs from monsters using magic damage,
    but the ranges in PvP are several thousands (hammer and spirit come to mind)
    so it'll only be a drop on a hotplate, and putting all your effort in trying to get that drop,
    will leave you open to all sorts of other problems with your gear.

    I'm guessing the only real value it has is the style factor.
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    Black Lotus IncGamers Member

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    What about LLD, then?
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    Dawnmaster IncGamers Member

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    Iirc you cannot craft anything under lvl12?
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    Black Lotus IncGamers Member

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    By lld there I actually meant any lower level duels, where hammers/bone spells are not so devastating. Maybe 18, 30, 49 lvls.
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    NoisemakerArrow IncGamers Member

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    But Mal would only be available for lvl 49 duels.

    You can ask LLDers if they would find something like that useful. While it would be nice to have Magic Resist, I don't think any of them would be willing to sacrifice the shields they use now (Rhyme for melee, heads for necros, I forget what else for the others) just for that one mod.
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    Dawnmaster IncGamers Member

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    Agreed, and I said it before, the one thing I'd actually like to have seen added in D2X is: more crafting recipes.
    (more specifically: class specific items, and perhaps more choices of items instead of the fixed small list)
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    Id love a Ama only Javelin with fcr!! :jig:
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    Black Lotus IncGamers Member

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    I've ran into this pic of crafted shield. People in discussion thread were awed by stats, which I suppose has something to do with llds.

    Is it really nice, by you?
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    Block affixes, magic resistances, 2 sockets. Yeah its kind of nice, but not super valueable.

    EDIT: On the other hand, those affixes could very well be the best on a lvl 30 shield! So.. In that case, its a damn good lvl 30 duelling shield. IF! You need block and magic res.
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    zaphodbrx IncGamers Member

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    Magic resistance is a property just like any other resistance, and protects you against magical attacks. However a) there are not many magical attacks in pvm and b) the shield is the only thing that gives it, that's why it's pretty pointless.

    In the mod Median XL, you can stack magic resistance up to 95% if you want to, but even then no one really does it.
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    In PvP, against Hammerdins, I could see 95% magic resistance being usefull?
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    NoisemakerArrow IncGamers Member

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    Yes, but how much do you have to sacrifice to do that?
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    Black Lotus IncGamers Member

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    I'd sacrifise, like, EVERYTHING to get 95% magic resist vs bone spirit/spear necro or hammerdin -.-

    This would bring most dangerous 15k hammers down to 130 pvp damage.
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    Also, it depends on the Mod itself, where is the MR% included or added, how is it incorperated?
    For all I know, it's a stat of some new runeword which also boosts other stats greatly?
    Or it's a new magic stat and can pop on anywhere along the lines of "all res" and "random res%"?
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    There is magic resistance in D2. So the mod could just add an additional affix to the table, that potentionally could give, lets say gloves, 40% Fres aswell as 40% Mres...

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